Florence May Wilde Brown, age 83, died January 11, 1991 in Bountiful, Utah.
Born May 2, 1907 at Chalk Creek (Summit County), Utah to James Albert and Florence Ester Hartley Wilde. In her 12th year she was orphaned by the loss of both parents. She attended schools in Coalville and Orem while residing with her favorite aunts, Susan Ball and May Wilde. In her younger years, she was a milliner in the building now occupied by the New Yorker Restaurant. After marrying Miles Romney Brown on July 15, 1930 in Preston, Idaho, they operated grocery stores at several locations in Salt Lake City. After retiring from this business, she travelled extensively, visiting numerous places in America, Europe and The Far East. Her husband preceded her in death on February 17, 1974. Member of the LDS Church where she served as work director for many years in the Relief Society for which she had a special calling and God-given talents. During her lifetime she created thousands of beautiful pieces of handwork for which her family are grateful. She was a contributor to the Parade of Trees, making quilts.Survived by son and daughters, Shirley Brown Hadley (husband Don), of Salt Lake City; Barbara Brown Silver (husband Edward), of Palos Verdes Estates, California; Colleen Brown Burt (husband William), of Salt Lake City; and James Wilde Brown (wife Joyce), of Ogden, Utah; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Relia Pocock, of Salt Lake City; William H. Wilde and J. Carl Wilde, both of Provo, Utah; and Myrla Wesche of Orange, California. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, her smiling face will be missed by family and friends.
Funeral services on Monday, January 14, at 12 noon, Larkin Chapel, 260 East South Temple, where friends may call the hour prior to services. Interment will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
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